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LETTER TO THE EDITOR | New treasurer expresses thanks for the votes

  • Dec 6, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, Now that the November 2014 election results have been certified, I want to officially thank the voters of Island County for electing me to the office of Island County treasurer. I will do my best to maintain your trust and respect in this important office of our local government.

Real estate agencies on Whidbey sued for jet noise disclosures

  • Dec 6, 2014 at 10:00AM

A class action suit has been filed against Windermere Real Estate and RE/MAX Acorn Properties that alleges the companies did not properly disclose the dangers of jet noise to homebuyers.

South Whidbey Sheriff's Report | Shooting deer in a van down by the river, brodies in the road, suspicious dry ice purchase

  • Dec 6, 2014 at 10:00AM

The following are 9-1-1 calls to the Island County Sheriff’s Office, South Precinct.

Bill approves five more Growlers bound for NAS Whidbey Island

  • Dec 6, 2014 at 12:00PM

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a national defense bill Thursday that approves funding five more EA-18G Growlers for the Navy, according to a Thursday news release from Rep. Rick Larsen.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Wind blows thanks to The Record, schools and church

  • Dec 6, 2014 at 12:00PM

Editor, South Whidbey Wind basketball team, parents, and coaches wanted to express our appreciation for the recent article in The Record. We are thankful for the tremendous support we receive from the newspaper, South Whidbey Schools and Trinity Lutheran Church to use gym facilities, and the numerous South Whidbey and Coupeville students who have been assistant coaches over the seven years of our existence. It is great to start off our eighth season as defending state champs in two different age categories.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | South Whidbey cops, responders are awesome

  • Dec 6, 2014 at 2:00PM

Editor, Our Unsung Heroes: On Dec. 2, I fell prey to the icy roads on the South End with a rollover. Within minutes an entire emergency response team was there, assessing the situation and getting to work. Great care and concern was directed my way and amazingly all was OK. Sgt. Laura Price with the Island County Sheriff’s Office was wonderful and obviously a great asset to the department.

Expect water disruptions in Freeland next week

  • Dec 6, 2014 at 2:00PM

A water main project in Freeland will result in service disruptions over a three-day period next week.

VIEWPOINT | A funicular for Langley — an idea whose time has come

  • Dec 6, 2014 at 4:00PM

By ERIC LEVINE I was pleased to read of Mayor Fred McCarthy’s continuing efforts to make the funicular a reality that would boost activity and business for both the expanded marina and downtown Langley. Regarding the article on the council meeting of this past Monday, I’m concerned that too often the opponents, few but very vocal — who may not have all the facts — can feed into the perception that they represent a higher percentage of the population than they do in reality. Although not quoted, I spoke in favor of the project that night and have talked to many in the city, not only in favor but enthusiastically so.

NAS Whidbey chapel observes Pearl Harbor Day

  • Dec 6, 2014 at 4:00PM

Gayle Vyskocil will share her husband’s story of surviving the attack at Pearl Harbor Sunday at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station.

Mukilteo parking plan discussed by Port of South Whidbey

  • Dec 6, 2014 at 4:00PM

Long-term parking plans in Mukilteo will be discussed by the Port of South Whidbey commissioners at their upcoming meeting, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014.

Collins’ 30 points lifts Falcons

  • Dec 6, 2014 at 4:00PM

Mike Washington’s first game as the Falcon boys basketball head coach went about as well as he could have hoped for — a solid 74-47 thumping of the Coupeville Wolves.

Two girls leave game with ankle injuries in opening loss to Wolves

  • Dec 6, 2014 at 6:00PM

A 47-23 loss cost South Whidbey’s girls basketball team more than its season opener and a shot at a perfect record Monday night.

SLIDESHOW | Fouls, Falcon senior Parker Collins prove too much for Coupeville Wolves

  • Dec 7, 2014 at 10:00AM

Foul trouble hindered some of Coupeville's starters and sent South Whidbey's superb free-throw shooters to the line 37 times in a 74-47 victory for the Falcon boys basketball team Dec. 2.

SLIDESHOW | Pair of Falcon girls leave game with ankle injuries in loss to Wolves

  • Dec 8, 2014 at 9:00AM

A starter and a key reserve were knocked out of the South Whidbey Falcon girls basketball team's opening game against island rival Coupeville en route to a 47-23 loss.

Oak Harbor mayor voted off Island Transit board

  • Dec 9, 2014 at 4:00PM

The Oak Harbor City Council has booted Mayor Scott Dudley from the Island Transit board for the new year.

Island County school officials to meet with state lawmakers

  • Dec 9, 2014 at 6:00PM

Board members and superintendents from each of Island County’s three school districts will convene for a dinner and meeting with state lawmakers today to discuss such topics as class sizes, state funding for public education and other issues.

Proposed Maxwelton assessment can wait until 2016, diking district commissioners decide

  • Dec 9, 2014 at 6:00PM

The first assessment proposed in decades for Diking District 2 property owners will not move forward next year as planned. During a well-attended and cordial meeting Saturday morning, district commissioners voted unanimously not to proceed with the measure, which would have approved collection in 2015. Instead, the board committed to working with the community to rethink the existing proposal, specifically the assessment method, in hopes of passing a revised and widely-supported assessment for 2016.

EDITORIAL | Delaying assessment was the right move

  • Dec 10, 2014 at 6:00AM

Commissioners with Diking District 2 Saturday decided to hold off moving ahead with a controversial assessment for 2015.

Clinton's Turnco Wood Goods takes shape as international company

  • Dec 10, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 10:31AM

Kelly Cameron puts in 12-hour days in his woodworking shop, a cavernous space in Clinton off Cultus Bay Road. The long labor is worth it for the British Columbia native and co-owner of Turnco Wood Goods, which has seen rapid growth in the past 12 months operating on South Whidbey. He estimated that 70 percent of the business’ earnings come from the wood goods side of the business that also makes architectural pieces, such as parts for lamps or cabinets and even replicated wood columns and balusters for a clock tower in Heppner, Ore.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | When I say “funicular,” my phone says “fitness killer”

  • Dec 10, 2014 at 8:00AM

Editor, Eric Levine thinks the opponents of the city’s plan to spoil the view from Cascade Avenue with a funicular are “few,” but he really has no evidence of this. What we do know is that when the city asked for comments on the elevator, the response was overwhelmingly negative. We know that when the city had a meeting on the subject, with very little notice, the room was packed, standing room only, with people primarily opposed to the idea. That’s pretty good evidence that opposition to the idea is more than just a few people.

Whidbey’s Rob Schouten Gallery wins Best Art Gallery in KING5 contest

  • Dec 10, 2014 at 8:00AM

Rob Schouten Gallery in Greenbank won Best Art Gallery in Western Washington in King5’s 2014 contest, according to a recent press release. More than 185 other nominees competed for the title. Owners Rob and Victory Schouten said they have the 30 Northwest artists they represent and their dedicated customers to thank for the title.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Langley funicular idea should be on a ballot

  • Dec 10, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, Eric Levine and some in city government say that those in the community who oppose a funicular are in the minority. Mr. Levine further comments that some who voice opposition do not know all the facts. One fact clearly absent is how the majority of Langley residents feel about the need for such transport. Do the residents of Langley feel that some sort of funicular/tram is needed and of great benefit to the community in order to justify spending $500,000 of our Island County tax dollars? The will of the majority should be the basis on whether this kind of project is constructed and even whether our city budget and resources are being used to investigate and plan for it.

50 YEARS AGO TODAY

  • Dec 10, 2014 at 10:00AM

The following are segments of stories taken from the front page of the Whidbey Island Record 50 years ago, Thursday, Dec. 10, 1964.

2.7 million visited Deception Pass Park in 2014

  • Dec 10, 2014 at 12:00PM updated Dec 12, 2014 at 9:40AM

The magic of Deception Pass State Park was on display on a sunny late afternoon last week and was rubbing off on 4-year-old Haylee Fortinberry.

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